In 2006, the American Indian Community entered into a historic Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Minneapolis Public Schools. This first of it’s kind agreement listed an American Indian Youth Council as one of its priorities.
Starting in 2017, the American Indian Youth council named Ogichidaa Oyate (Warrior Nation), was introduced as MPS American Indian high school youth council! American Indian youth have an important role in their communities to inherit and make decisions about the future of our nations and communities. American Indian youth today are in the process of becoming the great warriors of tomorrow. It is essential for young people to develop their leadership skills and become engaged in their community. Ogichidaa Oyate, MPS Youth Council is an opportunity for American Indian high school students to share how they envision their education and future! Students will partner with leaders in the broader American Indian community and school district to contribute their ideas about education.
Ogichidaa Oyate will provide educational opportunities for students to learn about American Indian history, sovereignty, government to government relationships, and build invaluable leadership skills to be life-long leaders. By being empowered to be the voice for their schools and community on issues that impact them, their schools, their community, and their futures.
If you know of or are a student interested in being on the Ogichidaa Oyate (Warrior Nation) Youth Council, please contact email@example.com for more information.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Madison.Smith@mpls.k12.mn.us or any of our team members listed below to learn more about this opportunity:
- Patrick Engrav (at all middle schools and can help you fill out the form or give you more information) Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Matt LaFave (Edison or Online School) email@example.com
- Shiela Zephier (South or Online School) firstname.lastname@example.org